Frankel and Nyaga's article brings up a lot of questions for me about who is facilitating these providers, guidelines, use of, and economics surrounding around women health care and the connection to technologies for the advancement of. A peer of mine presented their topic in class around the politics around sexual violence. They educated the class about the upcoming reauthorization of "The Debbie Smith Act" which enacts the primary program to end the backlog of untested and unanalyzed DNA evidence. We wanted to find a way to combine both of our issues and had a lot of conversation around how access to this technology through policy is a part of the framework discussed by Frankel and Nyaga for sustainable healthcare.
My peer and I decided that we wanted to educate our peers around us on the issue of politics surrounding around this topic as well and to bring light to the fact that we often look to the person who was victimized in the situation for answers. When experiencing trauma, coming up with those answers to move forward can be hard, but if we are all aware of the policies surrounding around the issue, we can hopefully make sure that people have access to the technology that they need for better care.
We designed a vinyl mural in the staircase at the art school in The University of Washington. We wanted take a hold of the eyes and overwhelm the viewer to look directly at the person coming out of the window. Coming into the space this figure who looks uneasy and unable to speak will bear the information on the Debbie Smith Act through a qr code. In a way the qr code is the catalyst for spreading knowledge but also brings up the issue of who is able to access that information.
1 Frankel, Nina, and Nancy Nyaga. "Planning for Sustainable Access to Technology: An Essential Element of Safe Abortion Care." African Journal of Reproductive Health / La Revue Africaine De La Santé Reproductive 8, no. 1 (2004): 52-56. doi:10.2307/3583305.